Every day, we will post a few brief prayers inspired by the Liturgy of the Hours.
O Lord, open my lips. And my mouth shall declare your praise.
Lord, let my cry come before you: teach me by your word. Let my pleading come before you; save me by your promise. Let my lips proclaim your praise because you teach me your commands. Let my tongue sing your promise for your commands are just. Let your hand be ready to help me, since I have chosen your precepts. Lord, I long for your saving help and your law is my delight. Give life to my soul that I may praise you. Let your decrees give me help. I am lost like a sheep; seek your servant for I remember your commands.
Reading: Romans 15:5-7
May God, the source of all patience and encouragement, enable you to live in perfect harmony with one another according to the spirit of Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and voice you may glorify God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, as Christ accepted you, for the glory of God.
The Canticle of Mary
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, My spirit rejoices in God, my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me, and holy is his Name.
Give us true freedom in the Spirit. Lord hear our prayer! Increase our faith, hope, and charity. Lord hear our prayer! Keep us on the path to Heaven. Lord hear our prayer!
Dear Jesus, Fill us with the light of your love. May we spread that light to the whole world by our words and actions. We ask the Father for this in your name in union with the Holy Spirit. Amen.